Kyle McCartin Scholarship

Kyle McCartin Scholarship

Parkland Buddy Sports

 Scholarship for Senior Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of Parkland Buddy Sports. We value their commitment to our motto of “NO LIMITS” during their time of service with us and are confident they will continue to advocate for the abilities of those with disabilities in their communities beyond their high school years.

Kyle J McCartin has been a player in Parkland Buddy Sports since 2005. His family was told he would never be able to speak, and nobody thought he would ever learn to interact with people, a skill needed to integrate in to a team atmosphere. Kyle is now working a full time job, has his own health insurance and just enrolled in his companies 401K.

We are accepting applications from graduating senior volunters who plan to pursue a 2 or 4 year degree or a vocational school for a $1,000 scholarship.

Criteria: A minimum of 50 documented volunteer hours with Parkland Buddy Sports.

To submit your application please complete the following sentence and expand on it with your thoughts.

If I owned a business, what lessons have I learned working as a Buddy with Parkland Buddy sports that would help me, help a special needs person get hired and be successful.

Your response needs to be a 3-5 minute video of you speaking with a simple background. We are evaluating the content of your answer, so do not worry about the production part of the video.

Give your name, plans for after high school graduation, sport(s) you volunteer for and your best estimate of how many hours you volunteered for Buddy Sports at the beginning of your statement.

Submit your video by a shared link from google docs (or other cloud storage) to If you need assistance in video submission please email Coach Mike at Your video will only be shared with other Board Members.

Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2020